Kindness Volunteers (during Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak)

  • VO83371


Description

Help us and join Scotland’s fight against Coronavirus COVID-19. Volunteering as a Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Kindness Volunteer means you will be helping the most vulnerable people in Scotland to stay safe and well at home.

We have important roles that will really make a difference to the people most at risk in our communities right now including:

*Community Kindness Volunteers – to help with deliveries of shopping and essentials to people in need and dog walking.

*Digital Volunteers – spread the word through social media.

*Kindness Callers– to provide regular ‘kindness’ calls and a check-in service for people who are worried, scared or lonely because of self-isolation.

*Kindness Drivers – undertaken in line with Government guidelines.

Relevant training and regular contact with a volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions is provided to all volunteers.

*Please sign up online – www.chss.org.uk/kindness or for further advice, please contact volunteering@chss.org.uk
**For more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland please visit www.chss.org.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is the country’s largest charity offering care and support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our network of stroke nurses, rehabilitation support workers, peer support volunteers and researchers help people across Scotland regain their confidence and rebuild their lives. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full.

Restrictions

Experience required: -Have opportunities across Aberdeen communities (for which you need to be well, no health conditions and under 70 years old) and also home based (no restrictions - for Volunteer Telephone Kindness Callers). -Willingness to help your local community. -Follow medical advice and Government guidelines in order to keep yourself and others safe.
Travel details: Have opportunities across Aberdeen communities (for which you need to be well, no health conditions and under 70 years old) and also home based (no restrictions - for Volunteer Telephone Kindness Callers).

Support

Training details: Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will support you in this role providing: *Regular contact with your volunteer line manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions. *Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances. *Training in telephone, text or facetime support (for Telephone Kindness Volunteers). *Training in ‘Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries’.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.